The Only Time Short-Term Health Insurance Makes Sense

There’s only one time you should buy short-term health insurance — when you have no other option. “We call them Swiss-cheese policies,” says Sarah O’Leary, founder and chief executive of national health care consumer advocacy group Exhale Healthcare Advocates. “They are less expensive because you get what you...
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Millennials Vote With Their Feet on Choice of Banks

It appears that size matters, at least when millennials are selecting a bank. Young Americans (between 18 and 34) are increasingly ditching big banks and taking their business to smaller, local banks and credit unions, according to a recent banking survey from Accenture. While large national and regional...
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Market Wrap: Stocks Rally on Raised December Rate Hike Bet

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday and investors appeared positively inclined toward higher rates after minutes from the Federal Reserve October meeting showed a solid core of officials rallied behind a possible December rate hike. Central bankers at the October policy meeting also debated evidence the...
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Fed Pushed Toward December Hike Last Month, Despite Concern

WASHINGTON — A solid core of Federal Reserve officials rallied behind a possible December rate hike at the central bank’s last policy meeting, but central bankers also debated evidence the U.S. economy’s long-term potential may have permanently shifted lower. After a summer and early fall that saw the...
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Market Wrap: S&P 500 Scores Best Week in Nearly a Year

NEW YORK — Wall Street racked up a solid week Friday, with health care, technology and consumer stocks making gains and investors looking beyond a widely expected December interest rate hike. The S&P 500 ended its strongest week in almost a year, while the Dow Jones industrial average...
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